By Maria V. Gallagher, Legislative Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation
Often, when tragedy strikes, a meme reappears on social media. It features a quote from beloved children’s show host Mister Rogers, saying that we should look for the helpers in the situation. These are the first responders who run in to meet the needs of those who are in danger. They give hope in circumstances that can seem bleak.
It is important for people to know that advocates for life are helpers. They help pregnant women facing challenging times to get to prenatal appointments, obtain baby clothes, and prepare for the birth of their children. They help women who have suffered the loss of children to abortion to obtain emotional healing at a time of tremendous tragedy.
Advocates for life reach out to their communities with life-saving, life-changing information. They display soft-touch fetal models…share ultrasounds…and post positive, life-affirming messages on social media.
They use whatever talents they have to rebuild a culture of life. They may make the music that gives voice to the voiceless…or create the artwork which humanizes the preborn child. They are a sign of optimism in what can seem like a despairing world.
Let us salute these helpers who strive to make our country a more compassionate, more loving place. They hold within their souls the spark of divine life which can light up our towns and cities, illuminating a path for others to follow.